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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 8, 2011

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August 08, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 8, 2011

Saltwater Solution: After years of drought, Israel's planned $423 million desalinization plant will join four others in producing 75% of the nation's drinkable water. Reuters

Mystery Goo: Bright orange goo washing up on Alaskan shores has been identified as tiny eggs of an unknown species. Huffington Post

Paperless, Please: As U.S. retailers transition to e-receipts, the paper slip may become obsolete, saving almost 10 billion trees per year. New York Times

Under the Sea: Scientists discovered the first deep-sea volcanic vents in the North Atlantic. National Geographic

Deceitful Tweets: Oil companies may be using fake Twitter accounts to drum up support for the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline. Guardian

--Christa Morris

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